, 11 months 2 weeks ago

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In the spirit of this Easter and Resurrection season, today Rodney and Angela share an old hymn that celebrates the good news of the Gospel - Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection - "Jesus Paid It All." For the believer, His payment on the cross changes everything. Imagine owing a debt so large, you could never pay it off. Even the sum total of life's wages and possessions would leave you drastically...

, 11 months 3 weeks ago

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Today we share what is probably known as the most popular and well-loved hymn of our time, "Amazing Grace." Simply put, grace is God's unmerited, unearned favor. GRACE could also be an acronym for God's Riches At Christ's Expense. It's Him doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. What makes grace so amazing is that as fallen, sinful people, God still loves us unconditionally. Whether you...

, 12 months 1 day ago

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Here is a quick audio version of the song: The Angry GIFTS Song

Today we will present a fun one-minute original song to help pull back the curtain of anger to uncover the primary emotions beneath. Using the GIFTS acronym from the EMS Curriculum, we're able to practice self-awareness, self-expression, and self-management. Ephesians 4:26a instructs us to, "Be angry but do not sin." Anger, as with...

, 1 year 3 days ago

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Today, eight years after disclosure and discovery (D-Day), in celebration of completing ten episodes, totalling over 10,000 views - Rodney and Angela present to us a raw, uncut, unplugged, and unleashed ‘Songs for the Soul’ experience! From start to finish, there’s no telling what will happen between these two. God’s grace has taken them from lamenting to laughter, and from turmoil to triumph. He has given them beauty for...

, 1 year 1 week ago

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Many of the old hymns have a special place in our hearts. Today's song, "It Is Well," is no exception to that. The lyrics were penned by Horatio Spafford after tragedy suddenly struck his family. As you hear the story recounted along with the melodious tunes, may your burden be lifted and your load lighter. The trauma and weight of infidelity doesn't have to continue to suffocate you. As we sing over you, we're praying for supernatural peace - even in the...

, 1 year 2 weeks ago

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Here is a quick audio version of the song: A Husband's Prayer

As husbands, we have the unique privilege of covering our wives in prayer. Whether they are the hurt spouse, the unfaithful one, or even both - they need someone fighting for the good of their heart, soul, and mind. And make no mistake about it, all wives need prayer, including yours. Today we offer up a prayer in song petitioning God for their blessing and healing. We also pray for God...

, 1 year 3 weeks ago

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Here's a quick link to the audio version of the song: "When You Are Triggered"

For today's episode, we will sing a song we wrote to help with triggers. Because triggers can be so volatile; we understand it may or may not work for everyone in every situation. But even if not, the message of the song is still so very potent because it includes lessons we learn from the EMS curriculum.

Following the earthquake of...

, 1 year 1 month ago

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Life is a battlefield, and we are at war against an enemy that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). But Christ came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly! Today we sing about our weapons of warfare - Christ, through Community and Counseling. We call them the "3 Cs." That's how we continue to win the battle, the battle that has already been won in the heavenly realm through Christ, our deliverer. Through Community, as His army. Through...

, 1 year 1 month ago

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Our message in this episode is really best stated in Lamentations 3:22-24. It says:

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I hope in Him!'"

We simply want to sing over you today and...

, 1 year 1 month ago

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When we began our healing journey, when all the wounds were fresh and all bets were off, we had no clue how we would make it out of the deep pit of despair we found ourselves sinking into. But somehow, God used Christ, through community and counseling, to lift us up and out and make a way for healing, hope, and health.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV says:

"No temptation has...

, 1 year 1 month ago

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I remember reading Psalm 51 on D-Day, before I disclosed to my wife what I knew would break her heart into a million pieces that I couldn't repair. I read, "The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God." In this episode, I share a song that reflects my process of brokenness, and the spiritual open heart surgery that it would take to repair the damage resulting from my infidelity. At the time, I didn't...

, 1 year 1 month ago

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I've always been known by my smile. Well, after D-Day we weren't sure when, or even if, I would ever smile again. So, it was fitting that the verse of hope that God gave me was from Proverbs 31:25 "she shall rejoice in time to come" - another translation says "she laughs without fear of the future." In this episode, I'll share a devotion I wrote about how everything is falling apart, "but God..." filling in the blanks of my uncertainty with God's...

, 1 year 2 months ago

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A note from Rick Reynolds:
In August of 2015, I was invited to Gateway Church for a reunion with past participants of the EMS program. To my delight, a married couple was leading worship together. My...